The original Mini Medical School will be available online again as a free massive open online course (MOOC). The first offering, in fall 2014, enrolled over 4000 students! Now you and your friends and family can join us. The course, hosted on Canvas Network, runs 7 weeks and begins on Monday 8 June 2015. Improved and updated! (It will be possible to finish during the week of 20 July, but the course will stay open until late August for those who want extra time.)
There are no prerequisites, and the course is suitable for interested people from high school on. Mini Medical School has been valuable for people considering a career in the healthcare field, for people with concerns about their own health or healthcare, for those who are curious about modern medical science, and for those who wish to know more about their body and how to best keep it running well.
Like the live Mini Medical School, there are no exams and no course credit, but students will get a broad overview of the basic science underpinnings of modern medicine in a lively, engaging video format. There are seven weekly modules, each consisting of about eight units which range from 4 to 7 minutes long, allowing students to cover all the material in a couple of hours a week, at their own pace, watching a unit whenever they have a few minutes to relax and learn. Additional resources for those interested, illustrated transcripts, a lively interactive discussion forum, optional self-test quizzes, and a Certificate of Completion are available.